“Dazzling and ruthless…One of the most exquisitely and systematically arranged ambushes of an unsuspecting audience in years…A glorious, scary reminder of the unmatched power of live theater to rattle, roil and shake us wide awake.” —Ben Brantley, New York Times
“Usually we enter a theater knowing where to sit, where to look, how to behave. It’s a kind of safety: a role we know how to play. Yet Jackie Sibblies Drury’s shapeshifting Fairview wants us to think more carefully about those old conventions, about the way power and race move through a simple thing like consuming a piece of art.” — Helen Shaw, 4Columns
“Outstanding…Hilarious…Fairview takes on the notion of theatrical style and how it can enhance, obscure or toy with important questions… From moment to moment, Drury disturbed and frustrated and entertained us.” — Hilton Als, New Yorker
“Drury’s Fairview is theater as a punch in the stomach—it’s surely one of the most intense, innovative dramas of the year. It’s a vital production that literally forces viewers to confront the space they take up in society.” — Eben Shapiro, TIME
Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Grandma’s birthday approaches. Beverly is organizing the perfect dinner, but everything seems doomed from the start: the silverware is all wrong, the carrots need chopping and the radio is on the fritz. What at first appears to be a family comedy takes a sharp, sly turn into a startling examination of deep-seated paradigms about race in America.
Jackie Sibblies Drury’s other plays include Marys Seacole; We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884–1915; and Really. She is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Fairview.